StarG
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Which SQ B747-400s Are Withdrawn From Operations?

Thu Sep 04, 2003 9:41 pm

Does anyone know what are the registrations of the 12 SQ B747-400s which are withdrawn from operations?
What will happen to them?

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RE: Which SQ B747-400s Are Withdrawn From Operations?

Thu Sep 04, 2003 9:45 pm

7 of the 12 are going to be flown to the US for long term storage...SMA, SMC, SME, SMF, SMG, SMH, SML while others should probably be returning to service soon, as they are relatively newer planes.

[Edited 2003-09-04 14:49:03]
 
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RE: Which SQ B747-400s Are Withdrawn From Operations?

Thu Sep 04, 2003 11:22 pm

9V-SML's for sure gone to Victorville for storage.
Not sure abt the rest though..............
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RE: Which SQ B747-400s Are Withdrawn From Operations?

Thu Sep 04, 2003 11:31 pm

9V-SMB and SMD are with Air Pacific ...
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RE: Which SQ B747-400s Are Withdrawn From Operations?

Fri Sep 05, 2003 1:33 am

Thanks for the replies, guys.

9V-SVE:
Why the skip from SMH to SML? What about SMI, SMJ, and SMK?
 
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RE: Which SQ B747-400s Are Withdrawn From Operations?

Fri Sep 05, 2003 5:20 pm

No idea...maybe SML was due for a maintenance check and they decided to get rid of that instead...
 
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RE: Which SQ B747-400s Are Withdrawn From Operations?

Fri Sep 05, 2003 5:24 pm

SMF will be flying off to VCV soon, or has already done so. Perhaps like SVE said SML was due for a heavy check, and SQ decided to put it into storage, thus saving on maintainance costs.

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RE: Which SQ B747-400s Are Withdrawn From Operatio

Fri Sep 05, 2003 6:07 pm

Chances are Corsair is taking 3 of them. They want to replace the oldest 743s in their fleet (ex-SIA aircraft!)
 
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RE: Which SQ B747-400s Are Withdrawn From Operations?

Fri Sep 05, 2003 6:38 pm

What about 9V-SMT the one that had the tail strike in Auckland? I would have thought that one would have been withdrawn from service! Or is it back up in the air, as good as new?
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RE: Which SQ B747-400s Are Withdrawn From Operations?

Fri Sep 05, 2003 7:09 pm

Are they permanently in storage, or is it just the post-SARS scenario? How many 747s does SQ still operate at the moment?

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RE: Which SQ B747-400s Are Withdrawn From Operations?

Fri Sep 05, 2003 7:10 pm

SMT is up and flyin', theres a relatively new photo in the database of it landing at Changi  Smile SQ wouldn't kick such a new jet anyway  Big grin
 
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RE: Which SQ B747-400s Are Withdrawn From Operatio

Fri Sep 05, 2003 7:23 pm

A question for you 9V-SVA or 9V-SVE...are the 'SV' registered 777s any different from the SQs or SRs which are also -200s. But It seems only the SVs are used across the Pacific. I've shot all SV's except 9V-SVC,F,I,K and M. Although we are losing daylight..the night shots turn out pretty nice too.

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RE: Which SQ B747-400s Are Withdrawn From Operations?

Fri Sep 05, 2003 8:15 pm

BN747:

Those SV* series aircraft are the B777-200ER version, which has two class configuration (Raffles & Economy). They are relatively new.
SpaceBeds (new lie flat seats) are installed in Raffles Class.

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RE: Which SQ B747-400s Are Withdrawn From Operations?

Sat Sep 06, 2003 12:01 am

I'll repost SailorOrion's question, and add one:

1) How many 744's does that leave in revenue service with SQ?

2) Which ones are those?

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RE: Which SQ B747-400s Are Withdrawn From Operations?

Sat Sep 06, 2003 12:07 am

are the 'SV' registered 777s any different from the SQs or SRs which are also -200s.

The SV* 777s have the higher rated Trent 892 engines versus the Trent 884 on the SQ* and SR* aircraft.
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RE: Which SQ B747-400s Are Withdrawn From Operations?

Sat Sep 06, 2003 12:19 am

B747-437B:
I think the SR* aircraft also have Trent 892. I might be wrong though.

Tom in NO:
SQ has 38 B747-400s and 12 were taken out of service, according to its website. SQ's B747-400s were registered 9V-SMA to -SMZ, and -SPA to -SPQ, minus -SMX (dunno why) and -SPK (crashed).

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RE: Which SQ B747-400s Are Withdrawn From Operations?

Sat Sep 06, 2003 12:37 am

I think the SR* aircraft also have Trent 892.

My records show that only the SV* and the SY* planes are equipped with the Trent 892s.
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RE: Which SQ B747-400s Are Withdrawn From Operations?

Sat Sep 06, 2003 12:51 am

Confirm B747-437B's statement that SQx and SRx have Trent 884.

Which 744s are left? All the SPx are left, and I suspect everything after SML is still in revenue service.

9V-SMA - Unknown
9V-SMB - Air Pacific
9V-SMC - Unknown
9V-SMD - Air Pacific
9V-SME - Unknown
9V-SMF - Stored, Victorville
9V-SMG - Unknown
9V-SMH - Unknown
9V-SMI - Could be in revenue service. Last pic 13 July in SYD.
9V-SMJ - Still in revenue service I suspect. Last pic of her Aug 18 in LHR.
9V-SMK - Unknown
9V-SML - Stored, Victorville

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RE: Which SQ B747-400s Are Withdrawn From Operations?

Sat Sep 06, 2003 12:56 am

9V-SMI - Could be in revenue service. Last pic 13 July in SYD.

There is no way that 9V-SMI could have been in SYD on 13 July this year 'cos I flew her on SIN-AKL on the 12th. Hence she would have operated back AKL-SIN on the 13th.
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RE: Which SQ B747-400s Are Withdrawn From Operations?

Sat Sep 06, 2003 1:45 am

My apologies for that!
SMI was seen over Sydney flying back to SIN.
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RE: Which SQ B747-400s Are Withdrawn From Operations?

Sat Sep 06, 2003 8:08 am

Confirmed... SMI is in service  Smile
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RE: Which SQ B747-400s Are Withdrawn From Operations?

Sat Sep 06, 2003 11:48 am

B747-437B/Tsentsan:

According to SIA's website, B777-200s are equipped with Trent 884/892, while B777-200ERs are fitted with Trent 892.

On Jetphotos.net, 9V-SQK is fitted with Trent 892. You are right, SR* have Trent 884. My bad.

I don't know whether the information is accurate, though.

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RE: Which SQ B747-400s Are Withdrawn From Operations?

Sat Sep 06, 2003 3:54 pm

StarG

There was this confusion over the what engines powered which 'series' of the B777s at SIA.

But pilots and the training manual have verified that

B772s SQx - Trent 884
B772s SRx - Trent 884
B772s SVs - Trent 892
B773s SYx - Trent 892

Just to verify  Smile

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RE: Which SQ B747-400s Are Withdrawn From Operations?

Sat Sep 06, 2003 8:29 pm

Thanks Mr.BA for your clarification.

StarG